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PBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
ignored them. >> reporter: the ballistic missile launch will be the second since kim jong-un took pow area year ago. it will use the same launch pad at a site in the northwestern part of the country. before the first test in april, officials in pyongyang said the 30-meter, three-stage rocket was meant to carry a satellite. but japan, the united states and south korea said the launch was in fact a ballistic missile test. the test ended in failure with the rocket exploding in midair two minutes after liftoff. it broke into more than ten pieces and fell into the ocean. analysts say north korea's young leader kim jong-un wants to correct this failure before his first anniversary of his father's death on december 17th. kim may also be trying to consolidate his power base by showing his dedication to a may 31st policy. kim has also vowed to develop north korea's economy. >> translator: we must start on a path of industrial revolution for the new century to make north korea a great economic power. >> reporter: but there are no tangible signs of improvement. the u.n. world food program says 16 mil
KCSMMHZ
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
reached the highest level. >> translator: our late commander kim jong-il would be so happy to hear that the launch was successful. i'm sure that by following the instructions of kim jong-un our country will become strong and prosperous. >>> the launch given officials around the world a lot to think about. japan's defense minister says his country needs to equip itself against developments. >> translator: we have to admit that north korea's missile technology is improving. this will pose various security problems to japan. as well as other countries in the region. >> he says the launch shows japan must maintain a sophisticated and effective missile defense system. >>> security analysts are busy examines what the north koreans have achieved. 32 years in the maritime self-defense force. nhk's shery ahn spoke with him earlier. >> defense minister said that north koreans' technology seems to be quite advanced. what do you think they improved upon? >> of course. north korea is improving the missile technology continuously and they got the basic technology of ballistic missile now. usuall
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
around the anniversary of death of kim jong-il to enhance the authority of his son and successor kim jong-un. he said the north is also working to improve reliability of its missile technology. >>> in afghanistan, nato foreign ministers have pledged to extend financial assistance to the war-torn country after international combat troops withdraw at the end of 2014. nato foreign ministers wrapped up a meeting in brussels on wednesday. representatives of 52 countries discussed measures to support the afghan military and police. those two services will be responsible for afghanistan's security after international troops leave. the alliance confirmed it would continue to provide financial aid worth $4.1 billion per year to fund training and equipment for local security forces. some observers have questioned giving such a large amount of money to a government that has been widely criticized for corruption. nato's secretary-general says tackling corruption is on the agenda. >> i have discussed the issue on several occasions with president karzai, and he and i agree that it must be given the ver
WHUT
Dec 6, 2012 7:30am EST
launch around the anniversary of the death of kim jong-il to enhance the authority of his son and successor, kim jong-un. yu said the north is also working to improve the reliability of its missile technology. >>> a highway operator in tokyo area has discovered a potential maintenance problem in one of its road tunnels near haneda airport. inspections by the metropolitan expressway company found one of the large rods used to hold up the tunnel's ceiling was broken. the emergency check comes three days after an expressway tunnel ceiling collapsed in yamanashi prefecture near tokyo, killing nine people. the company said the suspended ceilings are used at two locations on both the inbound and outbound lanes of the 300-meter tunnel. the company says the rod had not been changed since it was installed in 1964, adding that no problems were found during previous inspections conducted every five years. it says it has now fixed the ceiling where the broken rod had been found using wires. it plans to get rid of the ceilings entirely by the end of this year. >>> the new leader of the chi
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am EST
for the young leader, kim jong-un, to consolidate power and make north korea still more relevant to north korea's presidential elections which will be held next wednesday. because the north had announced technical glitches earlier this week and extended the launch window to the 2 th of the -- 29th of the month, the timing caught the world offguard but could not dodge strong criticism. south korea for one lashed out, of course, calling it a violation of u.n. security council resolutions. and china, north korea's long-time ally, also expressed regret launch calling on the state to abide by u.n. resolutions. now u.n. security council diplomats have also set up an emergency meeting today at the request of the u.s. and japan. back to you. >> all right. thanks for that. >>> the senior fellow at the school of international studies at the technological university. thanks for joining us. what does this test do today? what's the impact on regional securit security? >> short term, i don't think the impact is going to be particularly severe. in some ways it's been priced in. and for once, north korea's roc
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